Diagnostic Ultrasound at Sabal Chase Animal Clinic
Sabal Chase Animal Clinic is proud to offer ultrasound examinations as part of the diagnostic tools available to our patients. While commonly used in human medicine, many veterinary hospitals do not have the equipment or staff to perform ultrasound exams.
Abdominal ultrasound is an extremely useful tool for diagnosing a wide variety of conditions including bladder stones, kidney disease, gastrointestinal obstructions, liver and splenic diseases, pancreatitis, bleeding and tumors. Many diagnoses that we can make by a non-invasive ultrasound examination previously would have required exploratory surgery.
We can perform diagnostic ultrasounds THE SAME DAY to fully meet all your pet's needs - please call to ask questions or schedule an exam!
Dr Ian Kupkee first discovered his passion for diagnostic ultrasonography during his studies in veterinary college; studying under Dr. Taka Miyabayashi BVS, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVR, one of the worlds foremost veterinary ultrasonographers, Dr Kupkee received advanced ultrasound training and clinical experience. Dr Kupkee went on to run a mobile ultrasound practice, being called to perform diagnostic ultrasound in veterinary hospitals throughout the Miami area for many years before purchasing Sabal Chase Animal Clinic, and he continues to invest in continuing education to expand his ultrasound skills.
For most pets an ultrasound exam is an easy procedure. We have comfortable pads for our patients to lie on during the ultrasound examination. These are so comfortable that it is not uncommon for some of our canine patients to fall asleep and start snoring during an exam! In most cases we must shave the area of the body that we are planning to ultrasound. This is necessary as hair tends to decrease image quality, making it more difficult to obtain accurate results.
Our in-house diagnostic ultrasound is one of the latest and best available
Sabal Chase Animal Clinic is proud to offer abdominal ultrasound; we can perform an ultrasound on your pet THE SAME DAY as your pet's exam!
If your pet needs an ultrasound feel free to call and ask questions or schedule an exam with one of our doctors.